Why is it important to provide meaningful feedback?
It is important because we are educators and we need to be great writers in order to be successful as teachers. We will be required to write, grade, and edit our students' work. We need to learn from our peers because they are the same age(s) as we are. We help each other learn from our mistakes and correct them. With no feedback, then how would we know if the assignment meets the standards? It teaches us to care about others work, pay attention, stay positive, and be able to take feedback, and not get discouraged about our work. It teaches us not to be like Mean Margaret, who doesn't use kind words when giving feedback, Picky Patty, who is very negative, and Whatever William, who clearly doesn't care about his work or grade. It's good to have a learning community!